Topic “Foodie Blog”

Family food

Nothing beats spending time with friends or family around the dinner table. But there is one thing I can do without; spending hours preparing a meal.
Holidays for my family are usually a time for relaxing, catching up with friends, and big family lunches. For me, nothing beats spending time with friends or family around the dinner table. But there is one thing I can do without; spending hours preparing a meal. It makes much more sense to prepare something beforehand, or to serve up a quick but delicious meal. This way I also get to enjoy the company of my guests.

Cupcakes for Christmas

Grace Stevens, cake designer and author, shares some ideas for Christmas cupcakes.
Grace Stevens, cake designer and author, shares some ideas for Christmas cupcakes.

Eating on the go

To avoid making a short trip feel long, pack a cooler box with snacks and treats for the road.
Holiday season is here and, like many others, we’re going away. It won’t be a long drive but not long after we set off, I fully expect to hear my son ask that question. You know which one. “Are we there yet?” It’s a safe guess that about 10 seconds later I’ll hear “I’m hungry” – either from my son or my husband.

Summer salads

The great thing about salads is that there are so many variations to choose from.
When I was growing up, dinner usually consisted of some sort of meat, a starch and either a salad or veggies. And I think this was fairly standard fare for most families. So, for a long time, it never even occurred to me to serve a salad as dinner.

Gourmet burgers

If you’re after more of a taste sensation, you can add a few delectable toppings to create your very own gourmet burgers.
Any decent burger needs a few essential ingredients. Start with a fresh hamburger bun, lightly toasted. Then, of course, you need your patty of choice. This could be beef or ostrich, a flattened chicken breast, or a vegetarian option such as a chickpea patty or brown mushroom. Lettuce, tomato slices and onion are burger staples. And if you’re not adding anything else, finish off with gherkins and your sauce, be that tomato sauce, mustard or mayo.

Get up and go breakfasts

Pouyoukas Foods, a range of healthy whole food products, shares some delicious breakfast recipes.
The end of the year is fast approaching. But before we all get excited, we still need to get our children through the remaining weeks of school. For most, this also means getting through tests and exams. A good breakfast goes a long way to giving children the energy they need to get through the day and any tests they may have.

Kitchen aid

Providing a dinner that covers all of the bases isn’t always easy. Here are a few tricks, tips and ideas to get it right.
Our lives are busy. We’re on the go from breakfast time, getting our children ready for school, to dinner, when we want to put a tasty but nutritious dinner in front of our families. But providing a dinner that covers all of the bases (and that my family will eat), isn’t always easy.

Ostrich pockets

I’m a big fan of ostrich, which is lower in fat and lower in cholesterol than other red meats, while still being delicious.
I’m a big fan of ostrich, which is lower in fat and lower in cholesterol than other red meats, while still being delicious. One dish that I think works well is ostrich meatballs, served with pita pockets, hummus and salad.

Crunchy chicken

Crispy, crunchy chicken strips always go down well in my family.
Crispy, crunchy chicken strips always go down well in my family. I do prefer to make my own, though, and to bake them.

Homegrown treasure

We set out on a mission to grow our own potatoes.
My son has discovered a book that explains how to build a bug hotel, make compost, and grow your own potatoes. We decided it looked like fun, and I had some old potatoes, so we set out on a mission to grow our own potatoes.
 
Step one is to leave some old potatoes out until they start to grow roots. We found some potatoes, put them on the windowsill, and forgot about them.
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